- A 200-level student of IMSU, Mmadu Chinazaekepere, is dead
- Chinazaekepere died months after he had an accident in Imo
- The family said they have taken solace in God over his death
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Mmadu Elijah Chinazaekepere, a student of the Imo State University (IMSU), reportedly died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Mushin over his family's inability to raise N2 million for his surgical operation.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Imo state, Victor Duru, reports that Chinazaekepere had an accident that affected his thigh and later confined him to bed.
Chinazaekepere, who was a 200 level student of the department of Education Economics gave up the ghost after efforts by his parents to raise the required surgical fee proved abortive.
Narrating how the incident occurred, a sister to the deceased, Mmadu Peace, told Legit.ng that the accident that claimed her brother's life happened in 2019 in Owerri, the capital of Imo state.
She stated that the accident badly damaged Chinazaekepere's thighs and rendered him incapacitated.
“He required over two million naira to offset medical bills as well as run a thigh surgery. He had been moved from one hospital to the other before giving up the ghost on Wednesday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Mushin,” she said.
Peace who spoke on behalf of the family said that her late brother was already tired of life due to the long periods he had spent on the hospital bed and hence why he gave up the fight.
"The family takes solace in the assurance that he is with the Lord as he lived a good life while on earth," she added.
The remains of the deceased have been flown to his hometown in Umudioka Umuduruewuru in Isu LGA, Imo state where he will be laid to rest.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the chief medical director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, said that the hospital has lost 18 persons out of the 159 COVID-19 patients it has treated so far.
It was reported that Otegbayo made this known in Ibadan on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the Josephus Foundation-aided new Infectious Disease Centre at UCH.
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